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Old Time Radio Telescope

By: Wim Holwerda

 

Dwingeloo, Netherlands

April 1993

 

The crescent Moon shines above Dwingeloo Radio Observatory near Dwingeloo in the northeastern Netherlands. The single dish radio telescope with a diameter of 25 m was completed in 1956 as one of the earliest radio telescopes at this size. It is no longer in professional operation since 2000 and it is now a national Dutch industrial heritage monument. However the CAMRAS radio astronomy foundation aspires to restore the telescope. Two companion galaxies of the Milky Way are named after this telescope: Dwingeloo 1 and Dwingeloo 2. Wim Holwerda

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